New book on Melania Trump reveals her views alighn with Trump: report : TheGrio


First Lady Melania Trump (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

Since arriving in the White House in 2017, President Donald Trump has been the subject of several tell-all books that have attempted to show the cracks in his Teflon armor.

Now a new book on Melania Trump is set to be released that will detail how the first lady has more in common with her husband than some may think, according to, Variety reports.

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former advisor and friend to the first lady, has penned “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship With the First Lady,” a forthcoming book chronicling the once-strong and now non-existent relationship between the two.

Wolkoff once served as a pubic relations manager of Vogue Magazine and was Melania Trump’s senior advisor from 2017 to 2018. Having had experience organizing events like The Met Gala, Wolkoff was tasked with leading the event planning of President Trump’s inauguration in January 2017.

In certain passages of the book, which hits bookshelves on Tuesday, Wolkoff reveals some of Trump’s attitudes that mirror that of her husband’s.

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One of those instances involved her now-infamous “I really don’t care, do u?” jacket that she wore while visiting the U.S.-Mexico border during the child separation policy controversy. She had it on while touring one of the detention centers that was keeping children who had been separated from their parents at the border in June 2018.

According to the book, Trump explained to Wolkoff the logic behind wearing the jacket was to troll the left.

“I’m driving liberals crazy,” Trump said to Wolkfoff. “You know what? They deserve it.”

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She continued by saying that the conditions of the detention center were markedly better than what they had been attempting to escape from their homeland:

“They all went crazy about the zero-tolerance policy at the border. But they don’t know what’s going on. The kids I met were brought in by coyotes, the bad people who are trafficking, and that’s why the kids were put in shelters. They’re not with their parents, and it’s sad. But the patrols told me the kids say, ‘Wow, I get a bed? I will have a cabinet for my clothes?’ It’s more than they have in their own country where they sleep on the floor. They are taking care nicely there.”

A 2018 report by NPR revealed that the after the children were separated from their families and placed in these centers, they were, in fact, subjected to unsanitary conditions, including sleeping in cages.

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